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Gangster Kills Tribune Reporter, 1930

Ken Burns’ series on Prohibition has brought a reexamination of the era. John McCormick of the Chicago Tribune looks at the tawdry end of the Trib’s Alfred “Jake” Lingle, who was shot to death in 1930, revealing a secret life. … Continue reading

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Iron lung

  Sept. 21, 1957 Los Angeles If the Murrill family’s story were fiction, it would be comic, but alas, it is fairly tragic, quite absurd and entirely true. In 1949, Jeffrey Lee Murrill  was born to Robert Murrill, a 27-year-old … Continue reading

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